This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Mar. 22, 2013

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  


 




House joins Senate in funding FSIS inspectors; industry reacts
KTIC
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and other industry groups are applauding the House approval of H.R. 933, the continuing resolution containing a similar amendment to the Senate's version, ensuring federal food inspections will not be interrupted by furloughs.

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute was among the coalition of industry associations referenced in this piece that successfully secured funding to ensure FSIS facility inspections were not halted, thus avoiding possible food facility shut-downs.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Welcome to the new normal in food safety
Troy Media
Food traceability — a powerful tool to mitigate risks across food supply chains — does not guarantee food safety and integrity. Even so, the challenge of tracking food products and ingredients upstream and downstream touches on the core of what is required to manage risks posed by the new normal in the business of food and agriculture.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Senators seek to cut funds for US sugar purchases
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Senators are targeting sugar purchases by the Department of Agriculture aimed at keeping prices high.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  THERE'S NO STRENGTH LIKE STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.
Summit GPO is a group purchasing organization that provides a cost reduction service to the packaged goods industry. We’re committed to making you more competitive by decreasing your costs through effective group purchasing as we have been doing for more than four decades.
 




House acts to keep government running; bill heads to White House
The Washington Post
Congress approved a short-term funding bill Thursday that ends the possibility of a federal government shutdown next week. But a broader budget battle about taxes and spending for the year is just beginning.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Tax reform on hold in Senate amid fight over deficit reduction
The Hill
Prospects for tax reform in Congress are in limbo because of a fight over whether the effort should raise revenue to reduce the deficit. The dispute has held action by the Senate Finance Committee, which has not begun preliminary work on overhauling the tax code.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


RNC, Romney operatives launch new firm
POLITICO
Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the Republican National Committee's research director are launching a new outside group that hopes to be the GOP's answer to the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE






Chuck Schumer: 'Gang of 8' close to immigration deal
POLITICO
With activists and lawmakers anxious to see an immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other members of the Gang of 8 seemed optimistic Thursday that a deal was within reach.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Documents reveal OMB edits of FSMA preventive controls proposal
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
The preventive controls proposal that FDA sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget, way back in November 2011, would have required food companies to conduct environmental and finished product testing, maintain supplier verification programs and track consumer complaints. But the OMB struck the requirements, reveals a stunning set of documents recently made available by the Department of Health and Human Services, FDA's parent agency.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
High Performance VFFS Packaging Systems
tna is your global supplier of integrated food packaging solutions including conveying, high speed weighing & VFFS packaging systems, plus system controls & integration solutions. MORE
Advertise here!

To find out how to feature your company in the AFFI Frozen Express and other advertising opportunities, Contact James DeBois at 469-420-2618.
MORE


FarmEcon: Blame the ethanol mandate for growing political unrest
The Poultry Site
The president of FarmEcon LLC suggests reductions in the affordability of food resulting from increased U.S. ethanol fuel production can be blamed for growing global political unrest. A FarmEcon study shows increased ethanol production has coincided with dramatic increases in the cost of food production and decreased food affordability.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Calculator shows water footprint of foods
Workplace Law
Scientists at Sustain have developed the U.K.'s most comprehensive water footprint calculator, which shows the water footprint of a full meal. The calculator was developed as part of the World Water Day initiative.

Related: Perfect storm: Food, water, growing population and changing climate (Leader-Post)

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Welcome To Atxpress LLC Online

AT Xpress, LLC mission is to provide the highest quality warehouse and time sensitive transportation services in the market place. It’s streamline focus bridges the gap as a manufacturer logistics partner. The coordination of all logistics services ultimately reduces expense which is past on as a cost savings to the end user.
 


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed our previous issues? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    New device making historic strides in food safety (centralillinoisproud.com)
FDA top cop: PCA indictment an example of FDASIA, not FSMA (Food Chemical News)
Not interested in the online grocery shopper? You should be (Supermarket Guru)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.




World's biggest study of food allergies gets underway
The University of Manchester
The world's biggest-ever study of allergies — spearheaded by the University of Manchester in the U.K. — officially gets underway today. Experts from the U.K., Europe, Australia and the U.S. will study ways to better manage food-based allergies at every level of production and consumption.

Related: Is hay fever linked to fast food? (USA Weekend)

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Study: Toddler food swimming in salt
CNN
Most packaged meals and snacks marketed to toddlers have more than the recommended amount of sodium per serving, meaning children as young as 1 are most likely eating far too much salt, according to one of several studies on sodium presented this week at an American Heart Association scientific conference.

Related: Adults consuming almost double recommended sodium (Laboratory Equipment)

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Sustainable supply seen as emerging future risk for food companies
Food Navigator
Food safety, quality and financial issues are considered the top three risks to business for most food companies, but sustainable supply is emerging as a growing area of concern, according to a new survey from DNV Business Assurance.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Americans would rather give up TV than cheese
FoodBev
According to a recent survey, 96 percent of Americans are cheese eaters — and most of them would rather be stripped of connectivity or TV than have this food staple removed from their diet.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Small food firms miss out on energy savings
Food Manufacture UK
Small-scale food and drink manufacturers are missing out on cash savings and damaging their reputations by failing to apply the latest energy-saving technology, claims Atlas Copco.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Cash back on broccoli: Insurers nudge shoppers
NPR
A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that rebates on healthy food purchases lead to big changes in what people put in their grocery carts.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Ice in fast food restaurants dirtier than toilet water
ANI
A school science project conducted by a 12-year-old has revealed that the ice served at several fast food restaurants in south Florida contains more bacteria than toilet water.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Largest school districts band together on menus
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Urban School Food Alliance, with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade and Orlando, will coordinate menus to improve their purchasing power.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Researchers find food waste could fuel rural areas
Laboratory Equipment
Murdoch University researchers are touting biogas from small-scale food waste digesters as a source of renewable energy for rural and regional communities.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Smithfield could unlock 23 percent gain with breakup
Bloomberg
Smithfield Foods Inc. risks missing out on a 23 percent gain for shareholders by ignoring demands to sell its hog farms. While CEO C. Larry Pope says selling the farms would be a mistake, Credit Suisse Group AG expects increasing pressure from investors for a breakup to enhance Smithfield's focus on packaged meats.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Frozen appetizer growth leads to expansion
QMI Agency via Chatham Daily News
Canada-based Cavendish Appetizers is hiring between 35 and 40 additional workers to accommodate surging sales of the company's food products, including pickles and beans, but mostly onion rings.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 

Frozen Express
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
Download media kit

Valerie Hunt, Senior Content Editor, (469) 420-2690   
Contribute news

This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
March 21, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 19, 2013
March 18, 2013



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063